The 5-Step Process that Guarantees You Can Become a Great Leader

How the cycle of success gives you the keys to climb the leadership ladder.

  There’s a lot written about leadership, and as you’d expect there’s a lot of nonsense written about leadership. That’s because most of the people writing have no real experience with it and are writing from an observer’s standpoint. But let’s look at how leadership really works, and step-by-step how you can become a great… Read more »

7 Questions to Ask Other Successful Leaders

Winners learn from winners.

  Lazy leaders are bad leaders, and one of their marks is a lack of concern about improving. Great leaders are growing leaders. They know that if they don’t get better, the team cannot continue to grow. In all areas of life, you are either growing or you are dying, and this fact is multiplied… Read more »

6 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Learn how the top leaders in the world communicate effectively.

  What does it take to be a leader? Leadership encompasses a wide range of skill sets, but of above all, communication is the most important attribute of a great leader. That’s because you’re constantly communicating in order to run an operation. You’re communicating with employees, customers, your peers, and your family. There are times… Read more »

12 Tendencies of Successful Leaders

Learn to be a winner without thinking twice about your actions.

  Would it surprise you to learn that successful leaders behave differently than most people? They approach their lives differently because they know that winning is so much more fun and rewarding compared to losing that they never want to stop. They want to make it a way of life and have found that “general… Read more »

How the Right Fundamentals Can Change Your Life

You're only going to go as far in life as your fundamentals will take you.

  People with weak fundamentals are easily misled. They are inconsistent and can be easily tricked. On the other hand, people with solid fundamentals can easily distinguish between what’s right and what’s wrong. As a result, they are dependable and can stay on track to get important things done. Just like everyone else, throughout my… Read more »

How to Successfully Handle Toxic People

Winners know how to avoid toxic behavior and manage toxic people in their lives.

Toxic behavior has become an epidemic. It seems like everywhere I go, there are at least a handful of negative people in a room. You can spot them from a mile away because they all seem to have the same miserable look on their faces. They’re often sarcastic, rude, and closed-minded. They have a negative… Read more »

Why You Aren’t a Leader Yet and How to Become One

What you need to do differently and how to grow if you want to become a leader.

  The world is full of great ideas and resources for making them happen. What’s missing is effective leaders who can take these ideas, leverage the resources available to them, and organize people to make big things happen. The world needs more finishers and high achievers who follow the habits of highly confident people and… Read more »

17 Things You Should Quit Doing to be More Successful

Quit the bad habits that are preventing you from becoming a winner.

  Winners follow leaders and people with successful track records. They copy those who have done what they want to do so they too can be more successful.  Winners aren’t necessarily better than you. They just do things differently. If you aren’t where you want to be, there are probably things in your life that… Read more »

10 Leadership Traits that Every Great Leader Needs

The best qualities you'll find in the best leaders and how you can use them in your own life.

When you sit back to think about widely known leaders, who comes to mind? Does Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey pop in your head? From the past, what about Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill or Nelson Mandela? Does the current Pope Francis sneak in? Surely, Martin Luther King Jr. came to mind. What Great Leaders Have… Read more »

Maximum Motivation: How to Get It and Keep It

How to leverage success stories–the most powerful force for motivation

Everyone knows motivation is the key to success. When you are excited, motivated, staying positive, and looking forward to what you have to do, then you are setting yourself up for getting the results you want. But we all live in an imperfect world. Things pop up on a daily basis that get us off… Read more »

The Best Leaders Have The Best Systems

How winners accomplish big and important things

Leaders are difference makers. They are catalysts who make positive things happen with available people, ideas, and resources. Which is why the world judges leaders first on what they actually accomplish, not the quality of their ideas or the strength of their vision. Strategy is important, innovation is important. But in the long run, a leader has… Read more »